Continuous Improvement Manager

US-IN-Bedford
Category
Engineering
Shift
Day shift (and as needed)
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Manchester Tank - Bedford

Overview

Manchester Tank Bedford, located in Bedford, IN is expanding and modernizing its equipment and facility based on lean manufacturing principles. Manchester Tank Bedford is in need of a Continuous Improvement Manager who wants to be an integral part in this change. We are a world class manufacturer of LP/Air/Chemical Tanks and have been in operation since 1946. This position would report to the General Manager of the Facility.        

Responsibilities

This position is responsible for leading the planning and execution of lean initiatives, working side-by-side with work groups to fully implement and assure we sustain a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Oversees Kaizen/Continuous Improvement events for the Company.
    • Prepares for kaizen events and serves as coach, trainer and facilitator during the event.
    • Provides project management by following up on post-kaizen activities.
  • Collects and analyzes data using appropriate structured problem solving methodologies (i.e. 6 Sigma, Plan-Do-Check-Act, 5 Why’s, Pareto, etc.).
  • Develops and delivers Lean training to improve and promote knowledge and understanding of continuous improvement in the organization.
  • Coordinates and communicates improvement trial schedules with affected department heads and teams acting as a facilitator.
  • Works closely with Department Heads and Quality Manager to develop action plans to address customer complaints or problems.
  • Ensures consistent and accurate communication of project status to management and employees.
  • Promotes employee involvement through lean activities
  • Drive continuous improvement by developing and implementing systems and process improvements that optimize all phases of the production process; be actively involved in the development and implementation of long term quality improvement plans.
  • Compile data and prepare regular and special reports.
  • Performs a variety of functions necessary for the successful operation of the department, as assigned by the management of the company.
  • Actively supports, participates in and maintains the integrity and ongoing function of the company and facility's safety program, ensuring a safe/healthy work environment.

 

Qualifications

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical or business field is preferred
  • 3+ years “hands-on" experience in leading and directing lean initiatives
  • Thorough understanding and application of lean principles including Kaizen, 5S, A3, TPM, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping and others.
  • Computer skills (MS Office proficiency, statistical analysis tools)

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